BSD folks position on GPL, Novell, IBM, SCO, and MS...

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Tue Nov 28 02:50:41 PST 2006

Mike Hauber <mchauber at> writes:
> I was just wondering what the general consensus was on the GPL, Linux in
> general, SCOs lawsuit, Sun's open sourcing, IBMs contributions to Linux,
> Novell's contributions, Novell's deal with MS and how this really affects
> SuSe (there's a lot of hype on that and I literally don't know what to
> believe at this point).

Why should we care?

The SCO lawsuits are doubly irrelevant: firstly because SCO is not
going to win, secondly because BSD is immune by virtue of the 1994
settlement with USL.

As for the Novell-MS deal, I don't see how it affects BSD at all.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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